Sunday, April 15, 2012

One Sure Way to Know Your Hearts Condition

Today our pastor preached on the tongue and how we can know our hearts condition by looking at the words that come out of it. I'm so thanful for a pastor who fears God more than man and preaches God's Word boldly as the Spirit leads.
God says "The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks". Luke 6:45 But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every care...less word they have spoken. Matthew 12:36
Men's language discovers what country they are of, likewise what manner of spirit they are of. The heart is the fountain, words are the streams. A troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring, must send forth muddy and unpleasant streams. Nothing but the salt of grace, cast into the spring, will heal the waters, season the speech, and purify the corrupt communication. An evil man has an evil treasure in his heart, and out of it brings forth evil things. Lusts and corruptions, dwelling and reigning in the heart, are an evil treasure, out of which the sinner brings forth bad words and actions, to dishonour God, and hurt others. Let us keep constant watch over ourselves, that we may speak words agreeable to the Christian character.
Matthew Henry
God's Word says that no man can tame the tongue. We either have a tongue that is set on fire by hell or a tongue set on fire by the Holy Spirit. 
If you find yourself reviling, lying, saying filthy words, and cutting down your spouse, pastor, children, or other christians than we need to go to God and repent.  Ask the Lord to fill you with His Holy Spirit and give you a new tongue so that your tongue will glorify God.  The true test is the words you use in  your own home, when no one is watching. God has recently convicted me over being negative with my tongue and being a fault finder. I'm so thankful for God's mercy and forgiveness! I repented and was reminded that to the merciful, God will show Himself merciful.  Every word that proceeds out of our mouth needs to bring glory to God and honor Him!

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